Photo Gallery: See some of the best grid images from 2020 has picked out some of the top pre-race pictures as riders have their game faces on ahead of lights out

Spanish GP
After weeks of confinement, the green light was finally given for riders to return to action in Jerez. The long-awaited moment got underway in the absence of fans at the track, while the 2020 MotoGP™ Championship was blown wide open, as Marc Marquez's (Repsol Honda Team) year was cut short due to a massive highside. 

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Austrian GP
Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) admiring the aerial demonstration of the Flying Bulls, ahead of this fourth MotoGP™ meeting in his sophomore year, which he went into as the Championship leader. The Frenchman qualified on the front row but he couldn't translate that Qualifying form into a podium finish.

Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT, myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

San Marino and the Rimini Riviera GP
A special stage in the eyes of Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), as he lives just a few kilometres from the track. All eyes were on 'The Doctor' but it was his VR46 academy graduate Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) who stole the show to claim a maiden win in the premier class. 

Valentino Rossi, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

French GP

The 5,000 spectators present for the occasion had the privilege of seeing a French rider start from pole in his Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the rain thwarted Fabio Quartararo's plans in Le Mans.

Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT, SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France

Teruel GP

Johann Zarco was a picture of focus as he started from inside the front two rows for the first time since Barcelona. 

Johann Zarco, Reale Avintia Racing, Gran Premio Liqui Moly de Teruel

Alex Márquez (Repsol Honda Team), was aiming for a third consecutive podium, a first for a rookie, but his first DNF of the season dashed those hopes. 

Alex Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Gran Premio Liqui Moly de Teruel

European GP
Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) started from ninth after receiving a penalty for a blue flag infringement in Q2. It only got worse for him as he failed to complete the first lap. 

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, Gran Premio de Europa

Meanwhile, his brother Pol (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) started from pole for the second time this year. 

Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Valencia GP
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) heading towards the fifth row. The Briton narrowly missed out Q2 in his penultimate Grand Prix.

Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda Castrol, Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Portuguese GP

Jack Miller (Pramac Racing), focused and ready to stand up to the favourite: Miguel Oliveira. Unfortunately for the Aussie, the hometown boy was in a world of his own in Portimao. 

Jack Miller, Pramac Racing, Grande Prémio MEO de Portugal
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